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Trump leaves photo op before signing executive orders

President Trump on Friday announced two new executive orders  aimed at tackling long-standing concerns around trade enforcement, but he left the room before actually signing the orders. White House video  showed Trump entering the Oval Office to announce the orders, but leaving before actually signing any documents. Vice President Pence appeared to notice the mistake, turning back to grab materials off the president’s desk ...

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Five questions investigators want to ask Michael Flynn

0SHARESShare President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has volunteered to be interviewed by the FBI and congressional committees probing possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The Wall Street Journal first reported  the development Thursday evening, which comes a month and a half after Flynn was forced to resign amid revelations that he misled ...

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Meet President Trump’s Ms. Fix-It

Dina Powell is the Trump administration’s Ms. Fix-It. The deputy national security adviser for strategy, one of the few White House aides with extensive experience in a past Republican administration, has taken on a large list of responsibilities touching on foreign and domestic policy. Besides serving as a deputy to national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Powell was asked by senior ...

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Ryan breaks with Trump on healthcare: No Dems

Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Ryan Will Dodd-Frank reform go the way of ObamaCare repeal? Democrats, Republicans must work together to advance health care 6 reasons ‘TrumpCare’ flatlined MORE (R-Wis.) in an interview to be broadcast early Thursday said he does not want to work with Democrats on healthcare legislation, breaking with President Trump’s recent comments.  “I don’t want that to ...

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Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers' browsing histories in protest

Internet users are fighting back after Congress voted to block Obama-era internet privacy protections. Two fundraising campaigns have so far raised more than $215,000 to purchase and reveal lawmakers’ browsing histories. ADVERTISEMENT Actor Misha Collins, the star of television show “Supernatural,” has raised more than $63,000 on his GoFundMe page. More than 3,000 people have donated to the page, which ...

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Senate votes to eliminate Obama-era retirement rule

A resolution eliminating an Obama-era regulation that allows states to create retirement accounts for low-income workers is headed to President Trump’s desk after a Senate vote on Wednesday. Senators by a 50-49 margin approved the House-passed resolution, which rolls back a rule that allows states to create retirement plans for private-sector workers whose employers do not offer their own retirement ...

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Pence casts tiebreaking Senate procedural vote on funding for abortion providers

Vice President Pence on Thursday cast a tie-breaking procedural vote that allowed the Senate to move forward with an effort to nix an Obama-era rule that blocked states from defunding healthcare providers for political reasons.  Pence appeared on the floor after a procedural vote stalled in a 50-50 tie, casting the 51st vote in favor. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski Lisa ...

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2 White House officials helped Nunes get intel: report

Two White House officials helped House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) acquire information that he says shows President Trump’s transition team was incidentally surveilled, according to The New York Times . The Times identified Ezra Cohen-Watnick of the National Security Council and Michael Ellis, a national security lawyer with the White House Counsel’s Office, as the two officials who played ...

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Flynn offers to testify on Russia in exchange for immunity

President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has reportedly told the FBI that he is willing to testify about the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, The Wall Street Journal reported . Flynn resigned  in February after it was reported that he misled senior White House officials about his interactions with Russia and had discussed ...

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Senate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight

Senators in both parties are gearing up for a showdown over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell Pence casts tiebreaking Senate procedural vote on funding for abortion providers What if there’s no ‘Nuclear Option’ in the Senate? Senate votes to eliminate Obama-era retirement rule MORE (R-Ky.) confidently predicted on Tuesday that the Senate would ...

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